Rates Rates

A PRIMARY SOURCE OF FUNDING

Rate revenue is a primary source of funding for the provision of services, facilities, programs, activities and capital works in the Diamantina Shire.  You could be charged a general rate or a minimum general rate, depending on the valuation of your property as determined by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines and/or on what services you receive.  On your rates notice you are also charged for services that are separate to your rates which could include Sewerage, Garbage Collection and  Water.

Pensioners who hold a pensioner concession card or Veterans Affairs gold card are eligible for a remission of rates.  Application must be made in writing at Bedourie Administration Centre or the Birdsville Wirrarri Centre on or before the due date for payment of this rate notice.  The assistance available to Pensioners for rates is under the State Government Pensioner Subsidy Scheme.  

Rates Notices are sent out on a date appointed by Council, this is normally at the start of every financial year.  When paying your rates Council will grant a discount of 15% if paid in full by the due date.  For notification of these dates please review your Rates Notice or contact the Council office.  For more information about paying your rates see the 'Paying Your Rates' section.

For further information please contact:

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Phone:  07 4746 1202

Facsimile:  07 4746 1272

Email:  admin@diamantina.qld.gov.au